It is not just the Galaxy Note 5 that is receiving the Android 7.0 update from Samsung. Samsung’s flagship smartphone from last year, the popular Galaxy S7, has also been receiving the update.
In Kenya, users of the device should be getting a notification to update to Android Nougat if they haven’t received it already.
The update has a build date of mid-February and an Android security patch level of February 1st.
Samsung had prioritized the Galaxy S7, being its most precious device at the time, by releasing Android 7.0 for it early in the year. However, that update was pulled after users started reporting serious issues ranging from quick battery drain to loss of features that users had gotten used to.
The Android 7.0 update for the Galaxy S7 brings with it a better user interface, better multi-tasking capabilities using Samsung’s signature Multiwindow feature and so on.
Samsung now joins Chinese device maker Huawei in having released updates for its flagship devices for its users in Kenya. I have just learned that Huawei has been seeding the Android 7 update for the Mate 8, its phablet from early 2016, to users in Kenya over the last few weeks.
If you haven’t yet received the update on your Galaxy S7 and just can’t wait for the over-the-air update to get to you, you can always head over to Samsung-Updates.com, download the firmware [link] and manually flash it all by yourself. Just make sure you know what you are doing to avoid complicating things.
Thanks Joe for the tip!